The Nitecore TM9K is a compact rechargeable searchlight with a maximum brightness of 9500 lumens momentary output using 9 x Cree XP-L HD V6 LEDs, which is absolutely amazing considering it only measures 125 mm in length.
Due to the heat created from such a high output torch, the TM9K has a lightweight and rigid CNC machined unibody design made from aluminium alloy to provide superior heat dissipation capabilities.
A 5000 mAh 21700 lithium-ion battery is built-in to the TM9K and is charged up via the Type-C USB charging port that is on the head of the torch. Remove the dust cover from the charging port and insert the Type-C end of the included cable into the charging port. The standard USB end can be plugged into a USB port on the computer or charged via the mains with a USB adaptor (not included).
Thanks to the Quick Charge charging circuit the TM9K is capable of charging the battery in approximately 3 hours, 15 minutes when using a Quick Charging USB adaptor. The torch will automatically access the Quick Charge mode when connected to a quick charge adaptor and the power indicator will flash quickly to show charging in progress. If using a 5 V, 2 A adaptor the power indicator will flash slowly and a full charge will take approximately 5 hours in regular charging mode. Once charging is complete the indicator will be solid blue.
Five brightness levels as well as strobe are available and are operated with the dual tail buttons. The light is turned on and off with the circular tail cap button, which can also be half pressed to provide momentary illumination until it is released. Once turned on single press the mode button (turbo ready lever) to cycle ultra-low, low, mid, high and the setting will be remembered next time the torch is turned on. Momentary turbo is accessed by holding down the mode button with the light on or off, and once released the light will return to the previous setting.
The strobe can be accessed with the torch on or off by double pressing the mode button, and a single press will exit. Strobe will be remembered next time the torch is turned on if it is the last used mode.
The torch can be locked out to prevent accidental activation by holding down both buttons until it flashes once. To exit the lockout mode triple press the mode button. The thermal protection will automatically lower the output when used in turbo or high for prolonged periods to prevent overheating.
Extra features include a battery power indicator that displays voltage when the torch enters lockout mode, and a low power warning when the battery drops below a certain level.
Turbo momentary output
Fast charging available
Thermal protection prevents overheating
Using the built-in 21700, 5000 mAh lithium-ion battery:
Turbo: 9500 lumens; 268 m beam range
High: 1900 lumens, 3 hours run-time; 115 m beam range
Mid: 460 lumens, 4 hours, 30 minutes run-time; 57 m beam range
Low: 130 lumens, 14 hours run-time; 30 m beam range
Ultra-low: 30 lumens, 60 hours run-time; 15 m beam range
Strobe: 9500 lumens
Note: The turbo and high brightness levels may reduce if the torch becomes too hot due to the thermal protection.
Tested using the built-in 21700 5000 mAh battery in laboratory conditions. Data may vary slightly during real-world use due to battery, individual usage habits and environmental factors.
Type: High output LED torch
Operating Modes: Turbo / High / Mid / Low / Ultra-low / Strobe
Luminous Flux: Up to 9500 lumens
Lamp Type: 9 x Cree XP-L HD V6 LED
Beam Range: Up to 268 m
Batteries Required: Built-in 21700, 5000 mAh lithium-ion (included)
Run Time: Up to 60 hours (Ultra low setting)
Overall Length: 125 mm
Head Diameter: 40 mm
Barrel Diameter: 26 mm
Tail Diameter: 28 mm
Weight: 218 grams
Body Colour: Black
Body Material: Constructed from aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Body Finish: HA III military grade hard anodised
Switch Type: Dual tail buttons
In-built Protection: Thermal protection circuit prevents overheating
Impact Resistance: 1 m
Environmental: Waterproof to IP68 standard (2 m)
Warranty: 2 years free repair, limited warranty thereafter
Regulatory Compliance: CE / RoHS
Packaging and Contents
Supplied in a retail box and includes:
Nitecore TM9K LED torch x 1
Holster x 1
Wrist lanyard x 1
Pocket clip x 1
USB type-C charging cable x 1
Manual x 1